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Our Mission

A Sequoyah School education challenges the mind, nurtures the heart and celebrates human dignity.
Sequoyah's high school is growing and we are looking for faculty members to join our team.

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé and indicate your area of interest in the “Subject” line.

Sequoyah School

K-8 CAMPUS
626-795-4351
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105-3001

9-12 CAMPUS
626-441-2076
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103

Sequoyah School is an independent day school in Pasadena, California, where students thrive in a diverse community, appreciated for their individuality, and supported by a progressive approach to learning.

Sequoyah offers an innovative college-preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, humanistic environment. The school maintains a low student-to-teacher ratio and a developmentally appropriate program from elementary grades through high school, so that attention may be continually focused on a student’s social and emotional growth and academic progress.

We are a community of learners.

Philosophy & Values
Sequoyah seeks to understand each student’s abilities, personality characteristics, and the pursuits in which they are likely to find the deepest satisfaction. Students at Sequoyah know that their voices matter in the world and that their acts of stewardship make the community a better place for all. Sequoyah’s Habits of Mind encompass a broadened definition of expected school-wide learning results. Faculty and staff are expected to incorporate these same principles in their work as members of the school community.
Teaching & Learning

Sequoyah’s teachers possess the expertise to develop curriculum and to apply strategies that foster critical and creative thinking, inquiry, and application. They are encouraged to bring their talents and interests to the classroom.

Administrators work alongside faculty to develop a culture that values multiple perspectives to broaden understanding, address challenges, and identify opportunities.

A professional development program informs shared practices throughout K-12.

Approach

Sequoyah’s placed-based approach utilizes the surrounding community as the context for teaching. Education is regarded as a preparation for active citizenship while reinforcing the skills for continuing scholarship. On field trips and camping trips at each grade level, students are immersed in local heritage, culture, and landscape. An emphasis on social justice and the application of knowledge and skills to contemporary issues extends from kindergarten to high school.

Community

The Sequoyah School community honors and reflects the ethnic, cultural and economic diversity of Southern California. Our student and family populations represent a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and cultural experience. Our commitment to the principals of mutual respect, inclusion, and equity inform our admissions process and tuition structure, with 30-40% of families paying below the maximum tuition.

History

In 1958, Sequoyah’s founders established a school community comprised of a broad spectrum of family backgrounds and offered a thoughtful alternative to standardized classroom teaching. For more than 60 years, the school has provided an education based on distinctive values, aspirations, and research-based practices. 

Accreditations & Memberships

Sequoyah is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Independent Curriculum Group, and is an Ashoka Changemaker School.

Sequoyah School is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Opportunities
at Sequoyah

Sequoyah School has a rich history of diversity and seeks candidates to enhance that tradition. Sequoyah offers competitive salary and benefits.

TO APPLY: See specific instructions in job listings below.

K-12 Administrative, Faculty & Staff Positions

Director of Communications (K-12)

Full-time
Reports to Director of Advancement

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The Director of Communications will direct Sequoyah’s internal and external communications to present the school’s message and enhance the visibility of the school and strengthen the relationships between the school and its constituent groups, including prospective families; current students and their parents; as well as alumni and friends of the school. S/he develops and manages all aspects of the school’s communications plan, including publications, media relations, special event publicity, and online platforms.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter along with your resumé, with the title of this position as the “Subject” line, to Director of Advancement Ryan McDaniel.

There are no K-12 positions currently open. Scroll down to see K-8 and 9-12 positions.

Thank you for your interest in Sequoyah School.

K-8 Faculty & Staff Positions

Associate Teacher – Grades 4/5

Full-time
Reports to Assistant Head of School or the Director of Curriculum and Student Support

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Sequoyah’s learning program, schoolwide and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Curriculum, and subject-area Specialists.

Under the lead teacher’s direction, the Associate Teacher supports the development of the academic, social and emotional learning program in a mixed-age classroom. The Associate Teacher supports expectations and practices defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind. Associate teachers may be assigned teaching and clerical duties or other tasks by the lead teacher and/or the associate’s supervisor. Year to year, individuals in this position may be placed in a different elementary school classroom.

TO APPLY: Please email resumé and completed job application to Azizi Williams, Assistant Head of School. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

 

Daycare Staff (K-8)

Part-time, starts immediately
Reports to Director of Daycare

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Daycare staff members (K-8) are responsible for providing after-school student supervision through engagement in activities, games, arts & crafts, learning, and play.

This is a part-time position: 20 hours per week, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, and during daytime and evening meetings, special events, and teacher in-service days.

TO APPLY: Please email Mason Kaye, Director of Daycare and After-School Activities, and include your resumé and a cover letter. Your cover letter should detail why you are interested in this position and why you think you would be a good fit for Sequoyah. Please include “Daycare Staff” in the subject line of your email.

9-12 Faculty & Staff Positions

Sequoyah's high school is growing and we are looking for faculty members to join our team.

TO APPLY: Please email your resumé and indicate your area of interest in the “Subject” line.

9-10 Humanities Teacher

Full-time position
2020-2021 School Year
Reports to High School Director

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Apply for This Position:

We are seeking candidates who have experience teaching English, History, and/or Humanities and are able to demonstrate mastery in the field of literature. Candidates should be passionate about project-based, student-centered pedagogy and have experience with or have an interest in changemaking and service-learning.

Responsibilities for this full-time Humanities faculty position responsibilities include:

  • Teaching twos sections of Humanities per term
  • Teaching an additional mini-course elective for 3 mods
  • Serving as an Advisor to a designated group of students. Responsibilities include academic coaching; lessons on diversity and inclusion, intra- and interpersonal skill development, and team building.
  • Facilitating a Social Innovation Program student team
  • Sponsoring a student club & Stewardship group
  • Chaperoning field studies and camping trips

TO APPLY: Please email an application and your resumé, along with any materials requested in the job description. Use the title of this position in your “Subject” line.

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Head Coach –
Cross Country (9-12)

Full-time, starts immediately
Reports to Athletic Director

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Full-time position, starts immediately

Sequoyah’s learning program schoolwide, and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Director of Curriculum and subject-area Specialists. The Spanish Specialist is responsible for the Spanish language program in mixed-age classrooms. The Spanish specialist creates a class culture with routines and expectations defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind.

TO APPLY: Please email resumé and completed job application to Brian Knigin, Athletic Director. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

Assistant Coach –
Soccer (9-12)

Assistant Coach –
Volleyball (9-12)

2 Part-time positions, starting immediately
Reports to Athletic Director

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2 Part-time positions, starting immediately

Sequoyah’s learning program schoolwide, and in each classroom, is developed through close collaboration with others. In the K-8 program, this collaboration includes Lead Teachers, Associate Teachers, the Director of Curriculum and subject-area Specialists. The Spanish Specialist is responsible for the Spanish language program in mixed-age classrooms. The Spanish specialist creates a class culture with routines and expectations defined by Sequoyah’s mission and Habits of Mind.

TO APPLY: Please email resumé and completed job application to Brian Knigin, Athletic Director. Use the title of this position as the “Subject” line.

HIDDEN_ There are no 9-12 positions currently open.
Thank you for your interest in Sequoyah School.

Sequoyah School

Elementary & Junior High Campus (K-8)
626 795 4351
Fax 626 795 8773
535 S Pasadena Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
K-8 CAMPUS MAP
High School Campus (9-12)
626 441 2076
301 N Orange Grove Bl
Pasadena CA 91103
Monday– Friday 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
High School Website
HS CAMPUS MAP
Business Office
626 795 4351 x218
640 St. John Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
Monday–Thursday 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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